Education is a Marathon, Not a Sprint


Utah has always been a hot bed for EdTech and its use in schools, and is one of the most productive stops on the Learning Counsel’s annual tour of American cities for their Digital Transition Discussion events. These one-day events invariably bring up and then answer the tough questions about what’s happening inside the digital curriculum shift, and what that means for teaching and learning.

The goal is to help every superintendent, curriculum director, principal and instructional technologist through this challenging time in education’s digital transformation. During these free one-day events, the Learning Counsel explores what systems are being used, which strategies are proving successful and how to leverage technology to deliver a personal learning experience.

A high point in these Digital Transition events is a panel discussion between top executives at each location. Featured in this year’s Salt Lake City panel discussion were David Long, Superintendent at Beaver County School District, Hema Katoa, Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at Academy for Math, Engineering and Science Charter School and Sally Warnecke, District Supervisor of Digital Learning at Salt Lake City School District.

The Utah panel tackled a variety of subjects including technology’s refocus on the student and effective instruction, the most important work currently being done, and the role of parents in decision-making.

Within the discussion, panel experts offered compelling solutions to the digital transition challenges they face – realistic solutions that can be used in virtually every school district, charter and independent school in America. As Dean of Students Hema Katoa reminded the audience, “This is a marathon, not a sprint.” You won’t want to miss this discussion. To find out more, simply click on the video below. You’ll find a number of solutions, tried and tested in Utah, that you can implement in your own district immediately.


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